I signed up for the 2019 Five Boro Bike Tour in November of 2018 for the second time with such joy and excitment. Never did I think I would be where I am now, dealing with what so many others have and what so many others will. On April 7, 2019 my beautiful mother Paula Wack lost her battle to cancer, only 3 1/3 months after being diagnosed. As hard as she faught and as positive as she was, it wasn't enough to beat cancer. My first thought was to not ride, but in the back of my head I heard my mother's voice saying "why, its such a beautiful city." I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to ride wIth GILDA's Bike Team, and although I am joining the team a little late I wanted to help raise money to support and defeat this horrible disease that took my mother's life.
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